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washington was removed from the committee dealing with penny tax projects and revenue. county council members are concerned especially with this latest arrest. "with his second arrest it's become abundantly clear that mr. washington has some issues at home that he needs to address. it's my personal opinion that he'd be better served and so would the citizens of richland county. he focuses on addressing these issues at home and allow someone else to fulfill his council duties. as for this horrible incident i'm praying for everybody that's been impacted." a look at washington's record shows several traffic violations including at least 5 speeding tickets over an 8 year period. also, unrelated to traffic violations -- according to the south carolina state ethics commission, it appears washington still owes more than 75- thousand dollars in fines dating back to 2012. as far as washington's position on council -- the governor is the only one with the authority to
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if the elected official has been convicted, then she has the authority to remove him from office. we'll continue to follow this story and bring you the latest developments. in the studio, meaghan norman wis news 10. we are learning--and hearing more about what happened a week ago--after midlands solicitor donnie myers slammed his car into a utility pole. the crash happened as the veteran prosecutor was making a turn off old chapin road and heading toward his house. the accident led myers to be arrested and briefly jailed on a charge of driving under the influence. in police dispatch recordings obtained today by wis news ten---the highwaypatrol indicates myers asked the agency to take specific steps regarding his wrecked 2007 lexus. in reference to that 10-50 at the owner's request, make sure you do a towed vehicle slip, also take pictures of that vehicle and make sure you log that 10-59 on the towed vehicle report.
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appears the solicitor asked the patrol officer taking him into custody to document the condition of the car--and note on the towing report that there was a gun inside the car. an investigator found a handgun on the floorboard of the car. myers said it had been given to him by former sled chief pete strom, who died in 1987. spring returned to the midlands to start of the week today--with temperatures in the low 70's. ben tanner joins us now with a look at your forecast. a cold front approaching the state will deliver a few late day showers tuesday into wednesday morning with 1/4" rain totals possible. cooler temperatures with partly cloudy skies thursday.will watch for another few showers late
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a northeast richland county artery shut down by last falls floods, is finally open again. spears creek church road was left impassable after an upstream dam ruptured and the spears creek roared over it and washed out a bridge back in october. since then, the road has been closed forcing drivers to detour as crews worked to repair the road over the past several months. today, department of transportation officials tweeted out the announcement that the road is back open, and traffic
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following last october's flooding disaster---federal officials are now flooding states including this one with new recovery funding. jack kuenzie is in the newsroom with details on the money heading to south carolina and especially the midlands. as we indicated last hour, the department of housing and urban development is allocating about $157 million for the entire state. more than a third---about 38 per cent---directed to just two midlands counties and the capital city. more specifically---lexington county receiving about $16-point-3 million dollars from hud. the city of columbia will take in just under $20 million dollars. and richland county with the largest share in this area with more than $23- and-a half million. that leaves about $96- point-8 million for the rest of the state. all of this linked to the severe damage left by october's rain and flooding. hud secretary julian castro saying the money will help with housing, economic development and infrastructure
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help---it will not be doled out immediately. we just spoke with columbia mayor steve benjamin---who says it will take several months to formulate a spending plan. it's going to give us an opportunity to focus regionally on how best we can meet the needs of our citizens in every area, how we can make sure we can make people whole when it comes to housing. how you can do some planning on some of our impaired waterways like gills creek, how we can help our small business and economic developments efforts as long as close to $100 million dollars to hopefully work together to leverage those dollars to the benefit of all our mutual constitutents. the mayor notes congress passed a funding measure in december providing $300 million to address unmet needs in flood stricken areas here and in other states. south carolina ends up with more than half that total amount. jack kuenzie wis news ten.
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pivotal day of the 2016 primary election--donald trump is coming under renewed fire today, by activists and by members of his own party. at a rally in virginia--trump was interrupted for several minutes by protests by members of the "black lives matter" movement located throughout the arena. trump drew cheers from his supporters when he ordered them kicked out. after yesterday's appearance on cnn, trump is receiving renewed criticism for his refusal to denounce the endorsement of former ku klux klan grand wizard david duke, and other white supremacist groups. "i don't know anything about david duke, okay? i don't know anything about what you're even talking about with the white supremacy or white supremacists. i mean did he endorse me - or what's going on. because you know i know nothing about david i know nothing about white and so you're asking me a question that i'm supposed to be talking about people that i know nothing about." trump's comments have also drawn
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members of his own party, including former presidential candidate mitt romney, who called trump's response "disgusting" and "disqualifying" of the presidency. also today, governor nikki haley fired at trump as she continues to campaign alongside senator marco rubio. haley has previously denounced trump's rhetoric, and today at a rally in atlanta, she said trump's comments do not represent the republican party. "i will not stop until we fight a man that chooses not to disavow the kkk - that is not a part of our party that is not who we want as president, we will not allow that in our country." despite the backlash from several high-ranking republicans, trump is polling as good as ever in a new national poll released today by cnn. the poll shows trump with 49 percent of support by republicans--with a 33 percent lead over the second closest candidate, marco
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13 states will hold primaries or caucuses tomorrow on super tuesday. several big wins for trump would give him a huge lead in the delegate count--and pave a nearly inevitable path to the republican nomination. also tomorrow, 11 states will hold democratic contests...as senator bernie sanders looks to stay afloat after a big loss to hillary clinton in south carolina over the weekend. and tomorrow night, nbc will have an hour-long special of nightly news with lester holt. extended live coverage of the super tuesday contests starts at 6:30 and will coming up--the usc women are looking ahead to tournament season after a perfect conference finish. plus, a midlands community is offering a lasting tribute to a fallen hero.
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the intersection at beltline boulevard and forest drive will be named after greg alia alia who was shot and killed while responding to a call at the richland mall in september. senator joel lourie sponsored the bill. he says it was unanimously passed in the senate. greg's wife, kassy, says the sign will represent a lifetime of memories and service. "no matter who you are, greg's someone you can get behind. that's really surreal for me. he was my husband, i mean he was my hero, obviously, but for everyone to be able to get behind him is really a historic win for the usc women's basketball team puts them with a perfect record in the sec...and fans are celebrating right now in downtown columbia. our billie jean shaw joins us from the new alumni center, where a pep rally is happening right now. the pep rally just kicked off and i can tell you the fans here are pumped. they have alot to celebrate ...
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gamecocks women's basketball team is only the second team in sec history to finish 16 and 0. the team dominated over lsu last night in 75 to 39 victory. this is the team's third straight sec championship and the fans are celebrating at tonight's pep rally. the team will sign autographs, there's music from the usc pep band and of course a word from head coach dawn staley. tonight's pep rally giving the team great momentum as they prepare to leave and compete in the sec tournament. live in columbia, bjs, wis news
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with 1/4" rain totals possible. cooler temperatures with partly cloudy skies thursday.will watch for another few showers late thursday into friday morning. with 1/4" rain totals possible. cooler temperatures with partly cloudy skies thursday.will watch for another few showers late
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the usc men's basketball team is gearing up for senior
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plus a gamecock baseball player has quite a weekend. it was so good...he's named the
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sports is next! good afternoon from studio 3b where we're getting ready for our super tuesday coverage. tonight... donald trump's "earpiece" explanation for his akward answer about the kkk and its former leader. the man who shot compromising video of sportscaster erin andrews tells a court why he did it. and why the answer to those cravings for salty fat foods may be found in
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regular season games remaining...starting thursday when they host georgia for senior night. this week...as the coaches and the seniors look back at frank martin's four seasons as carolina's head coach. they won 14 games the first year...this season they stand 23 of tying the team record for most wins in a today the coach talked about the long journey that has the gamecocks on the cusp of their first ncaa tourney berth in 12 years. martin: "to know that this year i have no idea what the future holds nor do i consume myself with that, but it shows why my continued trust and faith in
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room continues to get stronger with each passing day." it hasn't taken long for john jones to make an impact with the usc baseball team. his carolina career is just eight games old....but he's already been named national player of the week by collegiate baseball. jones..number 22... had one of the best weekends in school history. he reached base in all 14 plate appearances....he batted one thousand...going eight for eight...with two homeruns...including a grand slam. he also walked six times. jones helped the gamecocks sweep the three game series to improve their record to eight and oh. jones...is playing his first year at carolina after spending last season in the junior college ranks. it definitely helped a lot...it was awesome..i think i got almost 200 at bats. you see great pitching at florida junior college...so you got one year under your belt for some two. it definitely helps coming into this because it's a night and
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junior college. the gamecocks play at the citadel tomorrow at seven....then they'll host clemson friday at seven.....the rivals will play saturday in greenville at two-30. the tigers will entertain the gamecocks sunday at two pm. we are following breaking news... the lugoff fire department is on the scene of a large woods fire off us 1. that's near the pine mark and pepperidge subdivision. multiple fires are being reported near railroad tracks in the area. right now, six departments are working the scene. we have a crew on the way to the scene and will bring you more details as they become available.
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tonight the klan controversy exploding around donald trump after refusing to condemn the kkk's former leader. what he's saying now and what we found him saying years ago. plus, tensions boil over at trump's rally, and tonight some republican leaders are scrambling to stop him. school shooting emergency. all-out chaos as police say a 14-year-old suddenly opened fire in the cafeteria. taking the stand, an emotional erin andrews tells the jury
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nightmare as a stalker secretly taped her and posted the video for the world to see. craving sleep. a wake-up call tonight for millions struggling to lose weight and trying to get more rest. and hollywood rocked as controversy takes center stage at the oscars. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is ennightly news with lester holt. good evening. from our election headquarters on the eve of super tuesday, one of the biggest days yet in the presidential contest, in an election season filled with lead-shaking moments, spray tans. the kkk and ear piece malfunctions are abeing mott topics driving the conversation about the republican race. outside of texas, donald trump seems poised to score some very big wins in tomorrow's primary contest despite some conflicting and curious answers to a

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